Communication is the Key

Hi everyone,

I thought I might give you a glimpse of my world when I wake up in the morning and after my nap. I usually pop right up and begin talking. I run through many of the words I know and begin practicing them. My bears, octopus, and pictures love to hear me practice over and over again. If you happened to be just outside my door, or even down the hall, or even in another room, you would hear me rolling through my vocabulary. For instance, when I woke up this morning I greeted Mommy with, “cot-co” (Costco), “car”, “key”. I’m sure you can tell what sound I was working on. The other day you may have overheard, “co-crete” (concrete), “shoooz” (shoes), “sipr” (slipper).

I also am getting very good at directing the people in my life with where I want them to be at any given time. For example, if Mommy happens to be standing in the kitchen and I want her in the dining room then I turn her legs so she is facing the dining room and then I go behind her and start pushing her to start walking. Or if she happens to be standing in the living room I will go over to the couch and pat the cushions and say “sit” “down”. If Daddy is sitting on the couch and I want him up then I will lean on the couch and put my hand toward his back or bottom and say “up”.

I’d say I’m doing a pretty good job of learning how to get what I want around here. Of course, it doesn’t always work, but it’s always worth a try!

Until next time . . .

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